What am I up to?

I have been having a little bit of a break for the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been painting or making anything, I thought it was a good time to recharge my batteries. Instead I have been tidying up the business side of being an artist, doing my tax return etc. I have decided that being an Artist is really 50% creative work and 50% at a desk, emailing, making resumes, price lists and the like kind of work…which for me isn’t such a big deal because I actually *like* doing that kind of stuff, however some people really don’t *like* it and will avoid it at all costs.

Anyway, I really think that the business part gives my brain a break from the creative part and vice versa…and sometimes for me one fuels the other. So I have been making a list, brainstorming and writing ideas for some future projects that I want to bring to life. I have even started collecting some supplies for the next installment of creatures I am creating. I’ll post photos about my thought process soon.

I’m also working on a proposal for another solo exhibition – in 2011. I have finally found a way to make my paintings and taxidermy sculpture work together. So I hope the idea in my head actually works how I want it to. Sometimes the ideas in my head never actually turn out as I planned, so we’ll see.  Watch this space.

I wanted to share some great exhibitions that are coming up really soon.


“Inner Strength” – Celebrating and Strengthening Women

1st Sept – 29th Sept 2010 – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach, Auckland.
Charity Fundraiser for North Shore Women’s Centre in Conjunction with the NZ Art Guild.

I am also participating in the Women’s Art Exhibition in September this year.  This event is being organised by the NZ Art Guild in conjunction with the North Shore Women’s Centre. The opening night will involve a charity art auction with funds raised being donated to the North Shore Women’s Centre. I am really pleased to be involved with this show.

Check out the website link for more information HERE

You can also view their Facebook event page HERE


Jane Gray from Wine Country Gallery is working on a new group show in November, this will be held in Havelock North. It will run for the first 3 days of the Holly Hospice Trail, from November 11th, 12th and 13th at ‘Blue Moon’ in Havelock North. If you don’t know Blue Moon, it is just around the corner from where the gallery (Wine Country Gallery) was, and is a beautiful store full of beautiful imported homewares. The owners of Blue Moon saw a great opportunity for Wine Country Gallery to have its Hawke’s Bay shows in their warehouse.
I will be exhibiting in this show also, and really looking forward to being part of it.

About Karley Burgs

Artist - Painter, Sculptor Lover of Taxidermy Girl Friday
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